Channel 7's Family Day at the Auto Show

Join the Family Fun – January, 20 th, Noon-8pm at the North American International Auto Show!

Join us for a full day of family fun at the auto show! You'll see bands, circus performers, artists, a balloon clown, a chance to meet your favorite Channel 7 personalities, and a full day of kids games and activities with Radio Disney 910 AM! Plus, you can register EACH hour for your chance to win an Apple iPad2! Now THAT's pretty cool!

And that's not all! You can meet our special guests, including:

SAM CHAMPION, the weather man from Good Morning America) and CHRIS JACOBS the weekend anchor of Entertainment Tonight! They'll be meeting YOU and signing autographs. Sam will be available from noon to 1:15 p.m. Chris will be there from noon to 2:30 p.m.

ALL DAY! Caricature artists, magicians, jugglers and a twist balloon clown!

ALL DAY! iPad 2 Giveaways, every hour starting at 2pm until 8pm!

ALL DAY! Meet and get autographs from your favorite Channel 7 Action News personalities! Click here for the complete schedule .

ALL DAY! Live bands and vocal groups!

All Day! Games and activities for kids hosted by Radio Disney AM 910!

LIVE on the Channel 7 Main Stage:

Noon: Purdy Good - Rockin' Pop, country and rockabliily!

1pm: Q & A with Detroit Grand Prix Drivers

  • Will Power, Team Penske
  • Ryan Briscoe, Team Penske
  • JR Hildebrand, Panther Racing
  • Andy Pilgrim, Cadillac Racing
  • Johnny O'Connell, Cadillac Racing

2pm: Astonishing Beatles performance by the Beatles tribute band, The Toppermost!

3pm: The Weird Sisters Circus, Flec Mindscape and Joshua Wilde - Aerialists, jugglers and magicians…an urban circus extravaganza!!

4pm: Julian Pavone featuring Green Chi with special guests Annalisa and Ty - a child drummer with an explosive show!

5pm:  Blackthorne - all of your traditional, foot-stompin' Irish favorites!

6pm: Boogie Dynomite - a rockin' 70's stage show!

7pm: The Hype Syndicate - today's high-energy club and pop hits!

Don't miss the University of Michigan Dance team, with performances at 4:45 and 5:45pm! Plus Roary, The Detroit Lions Mascot, from 5 until 6:30pm
 

SAM CHAMPION
Weathercaster - ABC's Good Morning America on Channel 7

Sam Champion is the weather anchor of ABC's "Good Morning America," reporting on the nation's weather throughout the morning broadcast. He also serves as weather editor for ABC News.

In addition to covering the national forecast, Champion frequently travels to weather-related stories around the country and the globe. Since joining "GMA," he has reported from the frontlines of wildfires in California; from the scene of hurricanes in Florida, Texas, and Louisiana; and from winter storm systems in Denver, Chicago, and Boston. As part of the morning broadcast's "The New 7 Wonders of the World" series, Champion broadcast live afloat a raft in the middle of the Polar Ice Caps.

Before joining ABC News in September 2006, Champion spent 18 years at WABC-TV in New York where he was the most-watched weatherman in the tri-state area. Prior to joining WABC-TV, Champion was a weekend weather anchor and news reporter at WPSD-TV in Paducah, KY. Champion began his career in broadcast news as an intern at WKYT-TV in Lexington, KY, while attending college.

Champion graduated from Eastern Kentucky University with a bachelor's degree in broadcast news. He is involved in many charities in the New York City area, including the Multiple Sclerosis Society. He resides in New York City

CHRIS JACOBS
Weekend anchor – Entertainment Tonight on Channel 7

After two seasons with The Insider, Chris Jacobs begins his second season as correspondent for Entertainment Tonight.

As correspondent, Jacobs has interviewed many of Hollywood's top stars and newsmakers, including Angelina Jolie, Robert Downey, Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Leonardo DiCaprio, Drew Barrymore, Katherine Heigl, Charlie Sheen, Bobby Brown and Roger Ebert. Jacobs covered some the entertainment industry's biggest news events, including the Mel Gibson extortion scandal, Lindsay Lohan's probation violation trial and subsequent jail sentence, the Tiger Woods affair scandal, as well as the Academy Awards, the Golden Globes, the Emmys and the ESPY awards.

Prior to joining Entertainment Tonight, Jacobs served as Host for five seasons on Discovery Communications popular automotive makeover show, Overhaulin'.

Born and raised in Chicago, Jacobs graduated from Whittier College with a degree in English. He then attended Western State University College of Law and passed the California State Bar Exam in 1995.

He has numerous television credits, including roles in The X-Files, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Touched by an Angel and Two and a Half Men. He has also been seen in several feature-length films, theatre and commercial projects.

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